TIV’s Certificate IV Full Time Program has been a resounding success since its inception, offering a unique full-time structure for students with 5 years of experience. If a student has under 5 years of experience they will be assessed individually to deem if they have enough experience.

Its timing takes advantage of the annual January shut down of the industry. The course aims to engage people in training who would otherwise not be able to participate due to the industry’s demands on their time.

This is a two stage program. Stage 1 sees participants completing their course work by undertaking training 6 days per week, 8 hours per day for up to 3 and a half weeks.

Stage 2 sees the participants working on their practical assignments in their own time over the next 24 weeks. Structured training support is provided throughout Stage 2 for those who request it, or whose progress indicates they need it. Support can be delivered face to face – either one on one or in small groups – or provided remotely depending on individual needs and circumstances.

What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:

What's Included

Each student receives a package of material valued at $300 containing:
• The National Construction Code
• The Australian House Building Manual
• The Guide to Standards and Tolerances
• Forms and templates that can be badged and branded to be used for your own future use

For students specifically interested in becoming a Registered Builder, TIV provides a specialist workshop to prepare you for undertaking the Victorian Building Authority’s builder registration process.

Delivery & Duration

This popular course is designed for industry-experienced, busy people. The course structure is delivered via:

  • Structured classes held 6 days per week of up to 3 and a half weeks.
  • Tutorials and further training supplied by the Student Support Team (up to 24 weeks)
Course Dates & Locations
  • Our 2022 course is now full.

If you would like to do this course part-time which runs all year round please click on the course name below.

Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program

*The fee for those eligible for government funding. This is non-refundable.

Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding. $500 is non-refundable.

Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.

Only Victoria residents are eligible for the Skills First Government Funding. If you are from interstate you are able to enrol in the course but will have to pay the full fee.

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Units of Delivery
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4026 Arrange building applications and approvals
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
  • You are eighteen (18) years or older
  • You have 3 projects worth of experience in building or construction industry, you can demonstrate strong transferable skills and experience in:
    • Logistics
    • Property Maintenance
    • Competitive tendering
  • You have a laptop with Microsoft office programs (or equivalent) and internet access for the duration of the course
  • You can read, write and speak English competently
  • You have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment

“Through TIV, I was able to get the qualifications I needed to upskill to do all these projects by myself”

Jason Scott
Completed CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government funding available to me?

Yes, TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

If your highest qualification is years 10-12, or a Certificate I, II or III level or equivalent, you may be eligible to access government funding for this course.

To confirm if you’re eligible for government funding, check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss your options.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • (CPC40120) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
What is the duration of the CPC40120 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction?

Class is 8am – 4pm, 6 days per week.

You will also have an induction class for one evening in early December from 6pm-9pm.

What time is my class?

Class is 8am – 4pm 6 days per week.

You will also have an induction class in December 6pm-9pm.

If I complete this qualification will I be a registered builder?

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registers builders once it has established through its assessment processes that you are a suitable candidate for registration. This involves a searching assessment of your skills and knowledge, coupled with evidence of at least 3 years’ experience involved in running building projects.

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the VBA. Accordingly, it is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.

I want my Builders License, what is the next step I should take?

The next step is to contact TIV on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss the best options that would suit your needs. TIV runs a Become a Registered Builder (BARB) Program for existing students.

This has been established as an extra support for you after the completion of the Certificate IV and Diploma in Building and Construction- to support you achieve your Building Licence.

More information can be found at info@becomeabuilder.com.au

What are the career pathways from the CPC40120 - Certificate IV In Building and Construction?

Job opportunities from the course involve:

    • Registered Building Practitioner
    • Construction Supervisor
    • Site Manager
    • Site Supervisor
    • Leading Hand